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Springfield Town
Windsor County, Vermont

ZipCodes
05156

Motto
Where the Rivers Flow



Page Contents for Springfield Town, Vermont

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Vermont state capital is Montpelier.
The population of Springfield Town is approximately 9,078 2000.
The approximate number of families is 4,232 2000.
The amount of land area in Springfield Town is 47 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Springfield Town to Washington DC is 391 miles.
The distance to the Vermont state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Springfield Town is positioned 43.28 degrees north of the equator and 72.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Springfield Town elevation is 410 feet above sea level.
Springfield Town average annual rainfall is 45.2 inches per year

Location

in the Southeastern part of Vermont, about 24 miles from Hanover, New Hampshire at the junction of the Connecticut and Black Rivers. Here is a directions page for Springfield.
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History & History Related Items

The area was first known as Eureka when it was granted a charter on 20 August 1761.

The "Comtu Falls" great noise was named by the local Native Americans. This waterfall drops an eighth of a mile and was an early source of energy for the community. The sawmills were first to come in the 1770's. From then on, the area was known for its inventiveness and the attraction for business. It was also known as the "Cradle of Invention" and still is referred to as "Precision Valley" for all the manufacturing which has settled in the area. The first machine shop came in the mid-1800's.

James Hartness came to Springfield to work. He became well-known and contributed greatly to the success of the area. He also became Governor of Vermont from 1921 to 1923. He was the first licensed pilot in the state and built Vermont's first airport, now called Hartness State Airport.
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Attractions

The Vermont Apple Festival
held each year in October. This event is recognized as one of the top 10 fall events in the state.

Precision Valley Corvette Museum
363 River Street
Springfield, Vermont 05156
Phone: 802-886-1400
Fax: 802-886-1401

The Tunerville Trail
Springfield's Bicycle and Walking Path. This is a 10 foot wide path made from an abandoned railroad line. The trail is three miles long.

Eureka Schoolhouse
This is the oldest one-room school in the state. It was built in 1785 and is on Route 11 in eastern Springfield.

The large mansion home of, later to become, Governor Hartness was built in 1904 and is now used as an inn, the Hartness House

Things to do in the area.

Hartness State Airport
Built in 1920 as the first airport in the state. It is now the second largest airport in Vermont. It is three miles northwest of town.
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Springfield Town Chamber

Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce
14 Clinton St., Suite 6
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: 802-885-2779
Email
Fax: 802-885-6826

Springfield Town Organizations

Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce
14 Clinton St., Suite 6
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: 802-885-2779
Email
Fax: 802-885-6826

Springfield Town Schools

Springfield School District


Elm Hill Elementary School
10 Hoover Street
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: 802-885-5154


Park St. School
60 Park Street
Springfield, Vermont
Phone: 802-885-4774


Union Street School
43 Union Street
Springfield, Vermont
Phone: 802-885-5155


Riverside Middle School
13 Fairgrounds Road
Springfield, Vermont
Phone: 802-885-8490
Student council
The Riverside Student Council has been busy this last year 1997-98 trying to make the learning experience an enjoyable one. They have put on many events such as:
-8 successful dances Including a Halloween Dance
-A Halloween costume Parade
-A first ever lollipop sale for Valentines Day
-Compliment Week
-And many Sprit Days where students and staff can dress up for the corresponding day.
They have also donated money to many causes. One of which was a donation to the schools "Skate In School" program.
As the school year draws to a close we all stop and think about the good things and the bad things that have happened the past school year and think about how we can make it better when school resumes in the fall of the 1998-99 school year. However; school is not over yet. There is still a lot of learning to do. But, there will be fun stuff too. Last Friday the 6th and 7th graders were involved in a Wellness Day. Students could learn how to play tennis, pitch horseshoes, rollerblade, fish, mountain bike up Mt. Effrem, hike Mt.Ascuntney, Bowl, and many other things. Also there are the end of the year trips. The 6th graders are going to Plymouth State Park. The 7th graders are going to Bromley Alpine Slide and Happgood Pond. The 8th graders went to a lake and get to go to The Great Escape. Also, around 30 students in the 8th grade raised money to pay their way to the Nations Capital, Washington D.C.


Springfield High School
303 South Street
Springfield Vermont 05156
Phone: 802-885-8482

High school sports teams are the Springfield Cosmos. The school colors are green and white.



Holy Family Catholic School
38 Pleasant Street
Springfield, VT 05156
PHone: 802-885-4733


Park Farm School
244 Park Farm Road
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: 802-885-7173
Private School for grades 6 - 8



HIGHER EDUCATION


Community College of Vermont
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: 802-885-8360 Springfield Town

Miscellany

The village of Springfield is contained within the town of Springfield.


2000 - 9,078
2002 - 9,285

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